|Having moved from The Stone House some months ago, I feel it is time I moved-on from my space here too...|
I am looking to spend more time in my new treetop garden studio creating my one-off creations and keepsakes.
I shall make occasional updates to my new blog
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Thursday, 4 February 2016
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 03:11
Wednesday, 3 February 2016
I have been searching on-line for images of the beautiful dance performances of the Royal Ballet and their interpretations of the Beatrix Potter stories. I love the poses of the dancers, frozen in time and the costume designs are wonderful.
This inspiration has helped me in creating these two ladies. Two little deer fairy dolls in ballet poses, larger in size to the fairy folk currently listed in my etsy shop.
This is Fallow - She is dressed in antique lace and trims and I used the stained lining from an old beaded bag for her bodice, to give an aged effect to the finished doll.
This is Dancer. She is dressed in hand embroidered crepe, salvaged from a c1920's bedspread. All the other fabrics and additions have a lot of age to them, as I was keen for these girls to have an antique style.
They will stand if supported slightly, or they will hang from a thread loop. I shall be listing these in my etsy shop soon.
I've also been making over this little jewellery box charity shop buy. I stripped out all of the inside hooks and trays and then gave it a couple of coats of paint.
The inside was lined in a selection of papers.
I'd like to make a fairy doll the right size to fit inside for display.
Have a great day,
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 02:19